More than one year after the dawn of the “Arab Spring,” the dream of democracy is fading. Consider this rally on May 1 launching the Egyptian Presidential campaign of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Muhammad Mursi. You can watch a video clip from the rally on MEMRI .
Here’s a partial transcript of what the Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi said introducing Mursi:
“We can see how the dream of the Islamic Caliphate is being realized, Allah willing, by Dr. Muhammad Mursi and his brothers, his supporters, and his political party. We can see how the great dream, shared by us all - that of the United States of the Arabs ... The United States of the Arabs will be restored, Allah willing. The United States of the Arabs will be restored by this man and his supporters. The capital of the Caliphate - the capital of the United States of the Arabs - will be Jerusalem, Allah willing."
Higazi goes on to stir the crowd with a chant “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.” On the way, they plan to liberate Gaza.
The Jerusalem Post’s Caroline Glick commented on this rally and sounded an alarm:
“Our enemies are on the march. We must embrace the only military doctrine that has ever really worked -- preempt them by initiating the war on their territory. We need at least another full active duty division - preferably mechanized infantry -- in the Southern Command. Stop spending money on defense. We need tanks, APCs, MLRS battalions, the works. We can't afford to be taken by surprise.”
As someone said, the “Arab Spring” doesn’t lead to democracy, it leads to Jerusalem.